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Les sauvages américains : representations of Native Americans in French and English colonial literature /

Gordon M. Sayre.

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Main Author: Sayre, Gordon M.
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1997.
Topics: American literature - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 - History and criticism. | Indians of North America - Historiography. | Indians in literature. | French-Canadian literature - History and criticism. | French American literature - History and criticism. | Canadian literature - History and criticism. | Colonies in literature. | Canadian literature (French) - History and criticism | Littérature américaine - ca 1600-1775 (Période coloniale) - Histoire et critique | Indiens d'Amérique - Amérique du Nord - Historiographie | Indiens d'Amérique dans la littérature | Littérature canadienne-française - Histoire et critique | Littérature américaine (française) - Histoire et critique | Littérature canadienne - Histoire et critique | Colonies dans la littérature | Amerikaans. | Letterkunde. | Frans. | Indianen. | Indianer | Literatur
Regions: North America - Intellectual life. | North America. | Nordamerika | Indianer (Motiv)
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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Main Author: Sayre, Gordon M. (Gordon Mitchell), 1964-
Physical Description: xxii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-376) and index.
ISBN: 0807823465 (cloth ;
9780807823460 (cloth ;
080784652X (pbk. ;
9780807846520 (pbk. ;
Summary: Algonquin and Iroquois natives of the American Northeast were described in great detail by colonial explorers who ventured into the region in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Beginning with the writings of John Smith and Samuel de Champlain, Gordon Sayre analyzes French and English accounts of Native Americans to reveal the rhetorical codes by which their cultures were represented and the influence that these images of Indians had on colonial and modern American society. By emphasizing the work of Pierre Francois-Xavier Charlevoix, Joseph-Francois Lafitau, and Baron de Lahontan, among others, Sayre highlights the important contribution that French explorers and ethnographers made to colonial literature.
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More Details for: Les sauvages américains : representatio